Location
Columbus, OH
Undergrads
38,884
Tuition (in-state)
$25,445 ($10,037)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 3177 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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2 College Senior

Greek Life: People that are part of greek life are not that friendly.

3 College Senior

Computers: Sometimes they are really slow. All the computers are dirty!

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2 College Freshman

Parking: The parking on campus is about average. You will either need to arrive around 8 in the morning or after 5 pm if you want to get a spot nearby. However, all parking spots are more manageable than those you will find on the main campus.

1 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drug scene at OSUN is largely visible. The dorms often smell of marijuana, and it is nearly impossible to go a class without 1/4 under the influence of a drug. To much misfortune, there is little to no enforcement, either from the RAs nor the administration, despite their knowledge of the illicit activities.

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: Not much of a drug scene, although it depends who you hang out with. Alcohol and partying is definitely present, similar to all large public universities. That being said, as the population is very large, it is never difficult to find friends with the same interests that you have. If you want to find a party, you will find a great one. If you want to go to a party but not drink, there will be plenty of friends with the same plans. If you want to avoid parties all together, there are plenty of other activities you can have access to.

2 College Junior

Parking: Costs are very high and convenience is very low. Parking is far from campus and lots fill up very quickly.

4 College Junior

Majors: As a geography major, I am not comcerned with anything. I just feel that some of the classes are a bit of a challenge at times.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Ohio State has great athletics and are able to have a great time watching whether you're in the stadium or somewhere on campus. RPAC and ARC are amazing and love that there are fit people working out all the time all over campus.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: If you live on south or north the food won't get boring and will be good for the times you live in the dorm. The cafes around campus are excellent and really enjoyed the block system just put into place.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: In in the Nursing program and although it takes a ton of work and effort to get into the program it is a great program and I would do it again. There are great jobs at the Medical Center to get into during or after school.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Depends on the course and the professor, but overall I don't think the campus is very very strict.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: OSU is a big campus with many students so there are limited availability of good housing around campus. Parking can be a hassle if the housing does not have its own parking lot. Pro is that cost is pretty cheap compared to housing in the east or west coast. And even with limited availability, one always seem to be able to find housing somewhere around campus.

5 College Student

Diversity: As an international college, Ohio State has a very diverse population of students -- plus professors from all over the world!

5 College Student

Academics: There is almost no end to the classes you can take at Ohio State University! As one of the biggest and more respected colleges in America, the professors are qualified and the classes are diverse.

4 College Student

Nightlife: I'm not much of a partier, because I'm too young for the bar scene and too busy studying to spend a lot of time out! But Ohio State has a lot of opportunities to go out and enjoy time with friends. Either you can go out in Newark, or you can go to the Columbus campus, where there are restaurants and bars nearby.

5 College Student

Academics: I'm enrolled at the Newark campus of Ohio State University, and they've been very helpful with my admissions and my plans for college and post-college. The on-campus life is fun, the classes are small, and the housing and food options are great. I've been especially pleased with the response of the admissions counselors, especially Mark Fegley, who's quick to respond to any questions I have. I'm looking forward to getting to know the professors at Ohio State Newark even better once I start classes in August.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There are many bars and eating places close to campus. Public transportation is free so easy to get to. Most places are in walking distance.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Ohio State University have their own police and there are many places on campus where there are emergency contacts.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Ohio State has some of the best athletics in the country. Check their record.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Even though OSU is in a big city, it is super safe to walk around (even at night). We are far enough from the city that we don't get many of its effects. We similar have blue safety lights and escort services to help students be safe.

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4 College Freshman

Computers: In general people can find available computers but at times there are none available.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: As far as campus food goes, Ohio has pretty good choices as there are a variety of places where people can eat. We have three all you can eat dorms and the rest are you pay for what you buy. Some of the best things is the Starbucks on campus that people can use their meal plans for.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There is some diversity here but in general people are white, middle class, christians.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Columbus is a medium size city with a variety of things to offer. A big attraction is the Short North area for its wide variety of different restaurants, shops, and bars. It is a popular place for students and young professionals to relax after a long week.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many great places to eat right near campus. There are many different options. Cheap, fast food; sit-down restaurants; bars with good food.

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Gilburt L. Chiang
Hometown
Marietta, Ga.
Major
Electrical engineering
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There is a reason the Buckeye Nation is considered to be so devoted; an overwhelming love for OSU is evident in student responses, and in the loyalty of alumni to their alma mater. Each person has his or her own reasons for loving the University, and there are quite a few of them. Some students feel that the academics are top-notch and have found exactly the programs they wanted; others lean toward the athletic success of the Buckeye teams, while some just feel that the friendships and bonds they have made are enough to make their tenure at OSU worthwhile. At any rate, everyone can agree that being a Buckeye creates a special bond between you and nearly 50,000 other students, which you will carry with you for the rest of your life.

Once you get past the sheer size of the University, it will really become a second home. After only a quarter of classes, you won't be able to cross the Oval without seeing someone you know. Ohio State is truly the smallest large university you will find. The people are known for their friendly attitudes, and alumni are scattered across the nation. If you choose to go to OSU, you're choosing a school with a name that's well known, both in the workplace and in the college community. Few students ever regret their time at Ohio State, and most consider their college experience to be among the best offered in the Big Ten and the country.

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